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See ya!

A client shared that he was confused by Americans saying “see ya”  when leaving.  Part of his confusion was because silla (Spanish for chair) sounds the same.   171 more words

The Dance of Civility: how my face-off with a little old lady taught me to critique pedagogical orthodoxy

I ushered the elderly lady into the meeting room and offered her a chair. The chairs, despite being designed for Key Stage 1 children, were extremely heavy, so I lifted her chair back for her to sit. 947 more words

English Teaching

love what you do!!

Find what you love and do it!

Generally, we try to apply this saying to life, but right now I’m specifically talking about in your career. 356 more words

Me no Speak DMV Americano

Trying to get your ducks in a row can sometimes be an extra-challenge – especially when you live in a country that runs on your second language. 863 more words

Life In Los Angeles

'Love is in the air' - Most common relationship and love vocabulary

Most common relationship and love vocabulary

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For ESL Students


We Italians, are not particularly strong when it comes to English language as many statistics, show and as most of our foreign friends already know. This is true and we often try to make excuses for this lack of ability by blaming poor language preparation at school, the dubbed movies and our little interest. 456 more words

Adult English Courses

talking about poetry...

Peter Messinger is on the faculty of the University of Washington English Language Program and has been teaching English as a Second Language for 35 years. 273 more words